Shapur III, Sasanian King AD 383-388

Sunrise # 876, SNS Type Ib2/1b, Gobl Type I/1, Saeedi 218, Nearly Mint State

Mint AW (Hormizd-Ardashir) between present day Basra and city of Shushtar in southwestern Iran. The second interpretation is the city of “AHWAZ” in southwestern Iran.


This is one of the finest if not the single finest example of a Shapur III drachm showing the details of his crown. The reverse depicts a fire altar with two attendants and a figure in the flame. This style of reverse had been previously utilized by Shapur II and Hormizd II.